Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2023 announced as Best Sports Event of the Year at the 2024 Singapore Sports Awards

June 5, 2024

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2023 won Best Sports Event of the Year in the Community and Mass Participation Category at the Singapore Sports Awards 2024

SINGAPORE, 4 June 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) 2023 was awarded Best Sports Event of the Year in the Community and Mass Participation Category at the 2024 Singapore Sports Awards (SSA) held last night. The IRONMAN Group, organisers of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, accepted the award at a star-studded presentation ceremony among Singapore’s sporting elites.

Organised by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG), the SSA is an annual award that celebrates the best of sports in Singapore, with the selection committee chaired by the President of the SNOC.

This is the sixth time SCSM has won the Best Sports Event of the Year since the inception of the SSA in 2012, having claimed the accolade in 2023, 2020, 2018, 2017 and 2013.

SCSM 2023 saw more than 44,000 participants, including over 8,000 international runners, race the streets of Singapore across three days and five event categories, including the marathon and half marathon.

SCSM 2023 featured participants from over 70 countries, including elite athletes, passionate runners, and first-timers, race across five events, including the marathon and half marathon. The total distance clocked by runners amounted to more than 768,800km, equivalent to cover the distance to the moon and back. The event also featured a series of shorter races, including the 10km, 5km, and Kids Dash, ensuring an inclusive event that welcomed runners of all ages and abilities.

Speaking on the win, Santoz Kumar, General Manager of Singapore for The IRONMAN Group said, “We are thrilled to be recognised for this prestigious award once again, a true testament to the unity, determination and passion of the running community and all of those involved in the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. We would like to thank our runners, sponsors and partners for their continued support and making last year’s race an incredible success.

“This award win will give race participants the confidence that they’ll have a great race with us this December with public entries opening today for the November 29 to December 1 event,” he said.

SCSM 2024’s three-day event will kick off with the Kids Dash on Friday 29 November, followed by the 5 km and 10 km run on Saturday 30 November, while the half marathon and marathon categories will flag off on Sunday 1 December, with Ekiden teams running alongside the marathoners.

SCSM 2024 will see the re-introduction of the Ekiden Race, adding a new layer of excitement and teamwork to this year’s edition. In the Ekiden Race, teams of five runners will take turns to complete sections of the marathon course, passing a sash to the next runner at designated transition points.

Public registration opens from Tuesday, 4 June 2024, to register and for more information, please visit https://singaporemarathon.com/.


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About Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is the leading mass participation run and only World Athletics Gold Label race in South East Asia. Since 2002, the race has given runners unparalleled running experiences, threading through the heart of the city’s iconic landmarks, such as Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay, and against one of the world’s most iconic city skylines. SCSM comprises of five categories; Marathon 42.195 km, Half Marathon 21.1 km, 10 km, 5 km, and Kids Dash. The race has been a catalyst to growing the local and regional running community, bringing together approximately 50,000 professional, amateur, avid and leisure runners yearly. For more information, visit www.singaporemarathon.com.

About Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore is part of an international banking group, with a presence in 53 of the world’s most dynamic markets for more than 160 years and serving clients in a further 64. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.

The Bank has a history of 165 years in Singapore, where we opened our first branch in 1859. Singapore is home to the majority of our global business leadership, our technology operations, as well as SC Ventures, our innovation hub. In August 2020, we were the first and only bank to be awarded the “Significantly Rooted Foreign Bank” (SRFB) status by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In December 2020, we were granted enhanced SRFB privileges, in recognition of the significantly higher degree of rootedness exceeding the SRFB baseline criteria.

In Singapore, we support both individual and corporate needs to build wealth and drive commerce at every step of their journey. For more information, please visit www.sc.com/sg.

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra™ by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.